|City||Pollock Pines, California|
|Broadcast area||Sacramento and Stockton, California|
|Branding||News 93.1 KFBK|
|Slogan||Sacramento's News, Weather and Traffic Station|
The Smoothest Place on the Planet (HD2)
|Frequency||93.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
93.1 HD2: Smooth Jazz
|First air date||July 21, 1981 (as KSUE-FM at 93.3)|
|Former frequencies||93.3 MHz in Susanville, California (1981–2009)|
ABC News Radio
(CC Licenses, LLC)
|Sister stations||KBEB, KFBK, KHYL, KYRV, KSTE, K296GB|
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KFBK-FM is a news/talk formatted radio station licensed to Pollock Pines, California, serving the Sacramento, California area and broadcasts at 93.1 FM. It is owned by iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel Communications) and simulcasts KFBK (AM). The station has studios in North Sacramento near Arden Fair Mall, and its transmitter is near Placerville in unincorporated El Dorado County.
The station was first assigned the call sign KSUE-FM on July 21, 1981 at 93.3 FM. On August 12, 1993, the call sign was changed to "KJDX" with a country music format. In the summer of 2008, the station was moved to the 93.3 FM frequency in Pollock Pines. On November 11, 2008, Sierra Broadcasting swapped call signs and formats between KHJQ, which had moved from 92.3 FM in Susanville to the 93.3 FM frequency vacated by the station, and KJDX. This brought KJDX back to the 93.3 FM frequency in Susanville.
In May 2009, it was announced that new owners Clear Channel Communications would move KHJQ's frequency from 93.3 to 93.1 so it wouldn't interfere with the 93.3 frequency in nearby San Francisco. Because of this frequency move, KOSO in Patterson, California (targeting the Modesto area) moved from 93.1 to 92.9 FM on June 1, 2009, as a result of the start of KHLX.
On November 1, 2013, KHLX ended its Classic Hits format after nearly two years and began playing Christmas Music for the holiday season. It was then later announced on December 19, 2013 that Clear Channel would swap the call letters of KFBK-FM and KHLX after the latter finished its Holiday music programming on December 26, with KFBK and its News/Talk simulcast moving to 93.1, while KHLX took over the 92.5 frequency and entered the market's Country fray as "B92.5 Country," putting them in direct competition with KNCI and KNTY (KHLX has since become KBEB).
On February 1, 2011, KHLX added a smooth jazz format to its HD2 subchannel, filling the void left by KSSJ.
- Radio & Records Magazine: http://www.radioandrecords.com/ (1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11)
- Mediabase 24/7 Playlist, KGBY-FM: http://www.mmr247.com/mmrweb/allaccess/ (2, 5, 10, 12)
- PAM's Jingles Demo Page: http://jingles.com/jam/radioids/demodl.html (3)
- KFBK-FM Website
- Sacramento Pride Website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KFBK
- Radio-Locator information on KFBK
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KFBK